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  1. Waiting for the new H'birds I ordered. Hope it shows soon. I be using the LCX as long as I have to. del, yes it is 10 inch screen
  2. I troll crank baits anytime of the year. Some of my favorite baits are Rapala husky jerks and jointed tail dancers. Okuma line counter reels and Fenwick 8' HMX rods with 8# Fireline. Almost always in 12ft or less. I like to long line the baits and use snap weights if need to go deeper. Speeds vary with water temp but usually in the 1.5- 3.5 range. Sometimes for me but only with cranks. No luck with other rigs. Cabelas has a trolling rod /reel for $69 if your looking for something to get started with.
  3. The tile world has changed dramatically over the last 10 years along with how it is installed. Specialty mortars for glass, porcelain, ceramic. Trends are for larger tiles. New underlayments, tools, waterproofing, etc etc........ Your installer needs to be educated on the latest techniques and products. Tile Council of America has a "bible" book on how to install in any situation. As far as working with the products, they are different. Porcelain is hard and cuts hard. Edges can chip easily if not careful when working with it. Tiles can be warped and difficult to level. Ceramic= easier. Different mortars for different tiles. Prep is different for every situation. A lot of new products out to make prep and install easier, faster, and perform better for many years. 5-10% extra is standard. Diagonal layouts require more 15-18% depending on tile size. This includes damaged product during shipping and handling.
  4. Most "tile" sold today is porcelain. You can still get ceramic but a lot of it is wall tile which means it is soft and should not be installed on floors. Porcelain is a lot harder than ceramic as it is fired at a temp that is right next to glass. Ceramic is made at a lot lower temp and the surface is usually glazed where porcelain is a solid product all the way through and is honed or polished. Manufacturers have shifted away from ceramic because of the raw materials used to make it. As long as its installed correctly it will last as long as you want it. Also think about installing heat cables under your tile especially if you live in a cold climate. Your feet will love you for it!
  5. Feels a whole lot better as of today. I would say I'm at about 90%. Going in for one more shot in a couple weeks. Recent MRI has shown great progress.
  6. What about those guys with the $70-80k boats that get used maybe 10-20 times a season? I said in an earlier post I would not pay their prices but after I actually sat in one it changed my thinking. We'll see what they come up with by next fall.
  7. Ill try to get something for it. Not holding my breath for too much though. It is a good unit just outdated. What else would you do with it? Take it somewhere that recycles computer or similar items?
  8. If its quality built and doesnt need repairs every year, yea ill spend the money. I don't need something new every few years because its "new and improved". Probably be the only house I'd ever own. These things are half the weight of anything else out there. What do you gain with a 8' wide house maybe a few square feet and extra weight and fancy interior. Sorry don't need it. A lot of these finished houses are already in the $20k range so not even close to "half the price". I'll pay for function and portability over bling any day.
  9. Looked at this Core house at the Fargo sport show. It is 15 ft long. Very impressed with these houses. Built very well. A lot of thought, planning and detail has went into them. This one had AC, TV, cassette toilet, heater, folding sofa, folding bunks, cooktop and a slick channel along the wall to mount rod holders, cup holders, etc. About $20k for this one. Only #1900. Talking to the salesman sounds like they have some good ideas coming. Would be my first choice over other brands.
  10. I really had no idea what to do with it or what its worth. If i could get 250 or so I'd be happy. I might keep the chips for my HDS7 for the ice. Thanks for the research del.
  11. Yea its about 10 -12 years old. Got all the cables and ducer and a MN & LoW/Rainy Lakemaster chips. Works great, never a problem.
  12. Any idea what this Lowrance unit is worth? Time to upgrade.
  13. You'll have a lot more power and speed only turning 2 tracks. Skis help keep you on top of snow pack and steering is much easier. Check out their videos.
  14. Last spring they had a rod trade-in promo. Not a great deal but figured I could get rid of some cheap old rod/reels I had. Got to the store and no-one knew anything about it. Not even the manager on duty. Customer service seems to be lacking throughout their stores.
  15. Check out Snow Cobra. Just another option......